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Brazil ‘open’ to Ronaldinho return


August 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has left the door ajar for the return of Ronaldinho to the national team.Marin, who earlier ... Read more...

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Menezes to blame for Brazil’s Olympic agony, says Romario


August 12th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 11 (IANS) Former Brazil star Romario has called for the immediate dismissal of national coach Mano Menezes after Brazil's 2-1 loss to Mexico in the Olympic ... Read more...

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Athletes on shopping spree at Olympic Park


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) One of the exciting attractions at London's Olympic Park is the glitzy Westfield Stratford City Shopping Mall. The 175,000-square-metre shopping centre, built with an investment of ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney unhappy over David Beckham snub


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul McCartney is very unhappy over the fact that footballer David Beckham has been left out of the Olympic squad. Paul also said that David was a ... Read more...

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Hockey India appoint Hawgood as women’s coach


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Australia's Neil Hawgood, who was part of the 1988 Olympic squad, Monday was appointed the chief coach of India's women's hockey team.The 50-year-old aims to ... Read more...

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Powell among athletes yet to join Jamaican Olympic squad


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham (England), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Days before the end of its pre-Olympics training camp here at the University of Birmingham, sprinter Asafa Powell, along with two reigning Olympic champions, Shelly-Ann ... Read more...

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Pau Gasol replaces Nadal as Spanish flagbearer


July 21st, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol has been chosen to replace Rafael Nadal as the flagbearer for Spain's Olympic squad at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Seedorf set for Botafogo debut


July 20th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, July 20 (IANS) Botafogo has confirmed former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf will make his debut for the club in Sunday's match against Gremio, local media ... Read more...

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Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos


July 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar has pleaded with national and club teammate Paulo Henrique Ganso to remain at Santos, local media reported.Ganso's agent Delcir Sonda ... Read more...

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Chelsea set to announce deal for Brazil starlet Oscar


July 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) Chelsea is this week expected to confirm the signing of Brazilian starlet Oscar after the midfielder underwent a medical with the European champions.The 20-year-old's ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo rejects Man United offer for Lucas Moura


July 15th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo has rejected a 33 million euro offer from Manchester United for winger Lucas Moura.Sao Paulo, which owns 80 percent ... Read more...

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Inter Milan target Lucas vows to focus on Olympics


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Inter Milan target Lucas Moura has vowed not to let transfer speculation distract him from his Olympic preparations with Brazil.The Italian Serie A outfit ... Read more...

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Promising Chinese basketball star left out from Olympic squad


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old promising star Wang Zhelin was left out from the basketball squad as the Chinese Olympic Committee Tuesday announced the national team roster for the London ... Read more...

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Chicken pox forces San Jose out of Spanish Olympic squad


July 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose, has been forced to withdraw from the Spanish football squad for the London Olympics due to chicken pox.The central ... Read more...

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Hulk hits back at Romario criticism


July 8th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazil international winger Hulk has hit back at criticism from legendary striker Romario by saying he deserves to be respected.Romario, now a federal ... Read more...

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Brazil starlet reveals Tottenham approach


July 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Oscar has revealed being approached by Tottenham Hotspur about a move to the English Premier League club.New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas ... Read more...

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Illaramendi for injured Thiago in Spanish Olympic squad


July 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 7 (IANS) Spain's Olympic coach Luis Milla confirmed that Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi will replace injured Barcelona player Thiago Alcantara in the Olympic Games.Thiago hurt his right ... Read more...

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Alba, Mata and Martinez in Spain’s Olympic squad


July 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Luis Milla, coach of the Spanish football team for the London Olympic Games, has included members of Euro 2012 Jordi Alba, Juan Mata and Javi Martinez ... Read more...

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Brazil international midfielder joins Spartak Moscow


June 29th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 29 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Romulo has signed a four-year contract with Russia' s Spartak Moscow for eight million euros.The 21-year-old's Brazilian club Vasco da Gama ... Read more...

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Beckham left out of Britain’s Olympic squad


June 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Former England captain David Beckham has been left out of the Great Britain Olympic football squad by head coach Stuart Pearce.Beckham said: "Naturally I am ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Bharat Chettri Monday was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the Olympics.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey ... Read more...

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F1 legend Senna inspiration for Brazilian triathlete


May 29th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 29 (IANS) Reinaldo Colucci has drawn inspiration from the Formula One legend late Ayrton Senna in his bid to become Brazil's first triathlete to achieve a ... Read more...

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Chelsea star Luiz out of Brazil friendlies


May 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Chelsea defender David Luiz has been ruled out of Brazil's upcoming international friendlies after failing to overcome a thigh injury.Luiz revealed he played ... Read more...

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Armani unveils Italian Olympic collection


May 17th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has unveiled his collection for the Italian Olympic squad.The Italian designer revealed his EA7 Emporio Armani range for the country's sporting hopefuls ... Read more...

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Britain’s Olympic coach Pearce to assess Beckham in US


April 25th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Britain's football coach Stuart Pearce will watch David Beckham play in the United States next week before deciding whether he will be selected for the ... Read more...

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Beijing gold haul difficult in London: Chinese official


April 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat the glory of winning the most gold medals when they compete at the London Olympic Games this summer, a ... Read more...

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Selectors have to take a call on shooter Rathore


February 18th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Selectors of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) sit down in Rudrapur in Uttrakhand Sunday to finalise the 11-member squad for the London ... Read more...

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Candians Ken, Rob have 300 international hockey caps


March 2nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) For Canada's two hockey veterans, Ken Pereira and Rob Short, the ongoing World Cup will be special. The duo Monday earned their 300th international cap against New ... Read more...

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Praful Patel to look into Olympians’ grievances


August 6th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) stand-in president Praful Patel Thursday promised to try and assuage the feeling of "hurt and humiliation" of the nine surviving members of ... Read more...

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Pak hockey legend Atif passes away


December 8th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey legend M. H. Atif - a member of the team that won the country's first Olympic gold in Rome in 1960 - passed away in Lahore ... Read more...

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Northeast footballers rally support for Monika Devi


August 8th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Footballers from the Northeast in the national team Friday rallied support for dope-charged Manipuri weightlifter Monika Devi, who was pulled out of the Indian Olympic contingent ... Read more...

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Protests in Manipur over Monika Devi’s dope report (Lead)


August 7th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 7 (IANS) Police burst teargas shells and baton charged hundreds of Manipuri sportspersons who tried to the storm the chief minister's residence here Thursday to protest the removal of weightlifter ... Read more...

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‘Monika case reflects attitude of mainstream towards northeast’


August 7th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 7 (IANS) Community elders and family members of weightlifter Laishram Monika Devi, who was pulled out of the Beijing Olympic squad after failing a dope test, say it was a ... Read more...

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Six Russian athletes suspended for drug abuse


August 1st, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Moscow, Aug 1 (Xinhua) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has suspended six Russian women from the Beijing Olympic Games after they were suspected of drug usage, a senior official said. ... Read more...

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World champion Wang narrowly wins table tennis warm-up match


July 30th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Wuxi (China), July 30 (Xinhua) China's triple world champion Wang Liqin gained a narrow win over a much lower ranked team mate in a table tennis men's singles warm-up match here. Liqin ... Read more...

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